Your artwork, delivered in handmade artwork! I’ve teamed up with Loktah Natural Media Products to offer my clients a gorgeous line of all natural and environmentally friendly products that are truly one of a kind. From stunning wedding books printed on natural fine art papers, to reclaimed barnwood framed acrylic prints, I guarantee you have never seen anything like this. Handmade products offer a level of uniqueness that can’t be matched. For instance, check out the hand sewn corners on this rustic box that will deliver your wedding book. I’m really excited about working with Loktah and will feature several of their products on the blog as they come in.
Tip for brides:
Using professional quality gear helps wedding pros get the job done efficiently while keeping their weddings running on time. When you hire a pro you can have peace of mind that your special day is in good hands. That’s why brides love us!
Tip for the macro photographer:
I made this closeup with my new Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro lens. This is my go to lens for wedding detail photos, especially ring shots. It’s best to shoot macro photos at a small aperture such as f/11 or f/16. Depth of field shrinks quickly when your subject gets closer to your lens, and in macro photography your subject is about as close as it can get. But in order to shoot at f/11 you need a lot of light. For this photo I used one Alien Bee AB800 at ¼ power with a four-foot softbox to light the rustic box.
Tip for the wedding photographer:
On a wedding day I rarely have time to set up a studio strobe for detail photos, and that’s when I lean heavily on my gear to get the job done with natural light as quickly as possible. This lens has image stabilization (IS) so I can shoot ring shots hand held at a slow enough shutter speed to use natural light and still shoot at f/11. Image stabilization combined with very strong ISO performance from my camera and I can shoot wedding details in a half hour or less with all natural light. If I need extra pop, the speedlite is always handy.
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